Seahawks Rout Chiefs in Preseason Contest


August 25th, 2012 by Chris Parks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson staked his claim to the starting job in Seattle on Friday night, throwing for 185 yards and two touchdowns while leading the Seahawks to a 44-14 rout of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Wilson has been competing for the job with Matt Flynn, who was held out of the game with a sore elbow, and he got a lot of help from the rest of the Seahawks.

Earl Thomas intercepted Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel and returned it 75 yards for a touchdown, and Golden Tate returned a punt 92 yards for another score.

The Seahawks (No. 22 in the AP Pro 32) are unbeaten in the preseason. Kansas City (No. 18) has dropped two straight after beating Arizona.